Brightly Woven By Alexandra Bracken
Sydelle was just having another normal day with her best friend in their small little town that is currently having a drought for nearly 10 years. They were playing in the forest when all of a sudden rain starts falling from the sky. This is when Sydelle runs into a powerful wizard named, Wayland North, who started the rain.
When Palmarta’s king dies and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death incites a war, Sydelle’s village is threatened, and she is rescued by Wayland North. Sydelle’s talent for weaving and her quick mind catches his interest, and he needs her help if he’s stop the war and the dangerous, vindictive wizard behind it. The story moves quickly, keeping you on edge, and Bracken packs a lot of action and travel into her pages. Sydelle’s and North’s journey takes them all across Palmarta and further.
There is a quick love story intertwined also with this and you start to fall for the mysterious love with Sydelle and North as they travel throughout the story. The reader will see how much they seem to care for each other throughout the journey.
We find out that there is something special about Sydelle that no one could of predicted. The Queen wants her dead and North tries to protect her as Sydelle tries to protect him.
Ethereal by Addison Moore
Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking. When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds. Skyla discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she’s been looking for, but Logan’s reluctance to give her the knowledge she desires leaves her believing Logan has a few secrets of his own.Skyla’s bloodlines may just be connected to the most powerful angelic beings that roam the earth, and the more she knows, the more danger she seems to be in. Suddenly an entire faction of earthbound angels wants her dead, at least she still has Logan, or does she?
With this, these two books are wonderful and full of suspense that keeps you wanting to keep reading. With the first one you fall in love with the idea of Skyla and Logan being together and you get to see their relationship grow. Once you get to the second one you find his cousin, Gage, is completely fallen for Skyla and when they have to pretend date— its not fake in Gage’s eyes. She gets into this love triangle and plus with everyone out to get her and kill her. It’s so thrilling and makes you want to turn every page faster.
Switched (Book 1) By Amanda Hocking
When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn’t until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might’ve been telling the truth. Wendy realized that a boy named Finn Holmes has been paying attention to her recently. It isn’t till later when he is sneaking into her room and he tells her she is a Tylle (a troll) and she needs to come home with him. Everything in her life has been a lie. Matt isn’t her real brother. Maggie isn’t her real aunt but they are the only family she has. She later is brought home to her birth mother who is Queen of all the Tylle people and Wendy is the Princess. Will Wendy be able to fulfill her duty as Princess? Will her father the King come after her? Will she fall in love with Finn?
Find out in the Tylle Series. Switched, Torn, and Ascend.
Personally Amanda Hocking is one of my favorite authors. I just recently found her books and I love all of them. The Tylle Trilogy is one of the best trilogy I have read. I love how they ended but I wish they didn’t.
Tiger’s Curse (Book 1) By Colleen Houck
18-year-old teenager Kelsey Hayes is assigned a job at a local circus to tend to a white tiger they have for the show. She spends her time with the tiger, Ren, then later finds out he is being bought and offered a job to accompany Mr. Kadam on the journey to India. She later finds out that Ren is a Indian prince stuck inside a tigers body and Kelsey is the only one to break the curse. The tiger can change into a man for 24 minutes during each 24-hour period. And what a man! Together Ren and Kelsey fight to break the curse throughout India.
Tigers Quest (Book 2) By Colleen Houck
Back in Oregon, Kelsey tries to pick up the pieces of her life and push aside her feelings for Ren. But danger lurks around the corner, forcing her to return to India where she embarks on a second quest—this time with Ren’s dark, bad-boy brother Kishan, who has also fallen prey to the Tiger’s Curse. Fraught with danger, spellbinding dreams, and choices of the heart, Tiger’s Quest brings the trio one step closer to breaking the spell that binds them.
Two of my favorite books and the love stories just make me want to read them over and over again! Anyone would enjoy these books. They have love, violence, heartaches, and compassion. You will fall in love with these books.
Demon Kissed by H.M. Ward
The Valefar boy tricked Ivy Taylor into kissing him, but he took much more than a kiss; he stole her soul and left her within inches of death. She realizes that she is being picked up and taken away before she passes out again. The war between these two immortal forces has raged for millennia without distraction. Ivy is the only person to walk away from a demon kiss and survived. Her survival gives her unique and deadly abilities. Too powerful to ignore, Ivy is a threat to both armies. Valefar have a red scar right above their eyes and Martis have a blue scar above their eye. Ivy has a purple scar; showing she has both of them inside her. She tries to keep herself safe with the help of Collin. When Ivy starts to fight against the Valefar, Collin is pulled into the underworld. In the next novel, Curse of the Valefar, Ivy goes to get Collin and bring him home. Will she survive?
Curse of the Valefar comes out in November 2011.
Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis
Like her mother and her sister, Joy can hear whispers from other peoples thoughts that are around her. She just turned fifteen and realized that her days of just hearing nice thoughts are over. She’s starting to her bad thoughts around her -thoughts of violence, lecherous impulses, and criticisms of Joy herself. Now that he has this near hearing she is starting to get headaches and also to keep her relationship with her sister and friends. Her sister, Jessica, goes missing. She later learns that her sister hates the world from all the negative thoughts she hears. To get her sister back she encounters a boy named Jamie. She learns that he can feel peoples emotions around him and even Joy’s. They go off together to get her sister back and garnish her hearing. Will Joy and Jamie get to Jessica in time?
Breathless by Heather C. Hudak
When a tall, dark, and mysterious boy named Chaselyn Lear arrives to town everyone notices his arrival. Most of all, Lia Johnson, spots him from the back of her English class and is drawn to him instantly. Everyone is telling her he only has eyes for her, but he goes around school unseen until one day he shows up at her door after a dance at a party. Her world is automatically turned upside down and they fall in love instantly. Her mother already loves him and invites him to dinner almost every night. When her grandmother comes to town she notices something has changed. She learns there is a curse on her family and Chaselyn has something to do with it. They are vampires who have been looking for the girl with golden curls, Lia. Will Lia be able to break the curse and the people that are after her?
WANDERLUST IS NOW AVAILABLE, WILL READ SHORTLY AND ADD TO THIS POST.
My Blood Approves Series by Amanda Hocking
There are four books in this series: My Blood Approves, Fate, Flutter, and Wisdom. The fifth book, Swear, will be the last of the series and comes out in 2012.
They are about a seventeen-year-old girl named Alice Bonham who is just another regular girl until she meets a mysterious boy who saves her life one night named Jack. She is drawn to Jack but not the way other women around him are. They fall to his feet and would do anything for him. Alice on the other hand feels drawn to him but on a more emotional level. She starts to hang out with him in the first novel but once she meets his brother Peter, her whole life changes. She can barley breathe when she is around him and drawn to him. She is caught between Jack and Peter but that isn’t the worst of her problems. They’re vampires that are trying to get her affection and blood.
Personally I thought these books were amazing and well written. I couldn’t put them down and finished all of them in a day. I love the fresh new insight on vampires and how she wasn’t afraid to bring in affection and physical interactions between the characters. These are a great read for any teenager.
“Amanda Hocking spins a unique and entrancing paranormal tale. The compelling characters jump off the page. I could not stop reading it." - Coffee Time Romance
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